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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2024

Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) is accepting submissions for 2024 in any form of short film, genre, budgets and techniques, from any part of the world.

The maximum duration for submitted films is 25 minutes including credits.

The 14th edition with International Film Festival showcases, more short film screenings, trophies, cash prizes and awards!

ESFF will present awards and trophies for the best films for 2024 selected by the jury for Best Film, Best Animation & Best Scottish Short.

The ESFF is also holding International Short Film Showcases across the globe. So, if you want to win one of the prestigious ESFF trophies and have your work featured at film festivals internationally, submit your film to the ESFF today.

Devoted to screening short film from Edinburgh, Scotland and around the world, The ESFF evolved from the Leith Short Film Festival in 2011 and has shown everything – from the first film made in Somalia in 20 years, to Oscar nominated shorts from Australia, the USA and Ireland, as well as short films smuggled out of China and Iran – and hosted visiting film-makers from China, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and all over the UK.

ESFF 2024 will take place on 25 October — 10 November 2024.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) 2024 – Entry Fees

  • £13 – until 23 February 2024 — Early Bird Deadline
  • £15 – until 17 May 2024 — Regular Deadline
  • £20 – until 21 June 2024 — Late Deadline